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Leaf miners

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Leaf miners literally 'mine' leaves, tunneling through them and eating them from the inside, before pupating and emerging as an adult... Continue reading...
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Wasps and spiders

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
28 September 2011 at 16:54
There are several spider webs amongst the ivy flowers, and some rather fat-looking and obviously overfed garden spiders... Continue reading...
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Autumn gardening jobs

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Last year [...] I left my garden untouched over winter, leaving hibernating creatures snuggled under a duvet of fallen leaves and rotting stems. Continue reading...
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Codling moth

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It's been a very good year for codling moths in our garden. I can't say I've seen many of the moths themselves, but it's obvious there are plenty of them. Continue reading...
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Cuckoos

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
Like many people, I used to have mixed emotions when it came to cuckoos. My only childhood memory of them sums this up perfectly... Continue reading...
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Southern oak bush-cricket

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The southern oak bush-cricket is flightless, [...] so it could not possibly have flown from Southern France and Northern Italy into Surrey and Berkshire. Continue reading...
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Compost heaps and wildlife

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
It's remarkable how much life a compost bin can attract... Continue reading...
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Mouse in the compost bin

By Kate Bradbury in Wildlife
There's a mouse living in my compost bin. I first saw it one evening the other week, when I added a fresh layer of tomato side shoots and yellowing leaves. Continue reading...
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Grasshoppers, butterflies and wolf spiders

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
There, plodding through the yarrow and wild marjoram, is the biggest spider I have ever seen in Europe... Continue reading...
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Strasbourg

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I'm on my way through the old city of Strasbourg, and gardens here are vanishingly small. Continue reading...
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